Bron Breakker will defend NXT Championship against Apollo Crews at WWE NXT Deadline 2022 event, WWE has confirmed.
Apollo Crews defeated JD McDonagh in a singles match last week, which was considered a defacto #1 contender match for NXT Title. This week on NXT, Crews got a video package where he discussed how NXT title has been his target since returning to the brand six months back.
Crews confirmed in the same video package that he will challenge for NXT Championship at NXT Deadline 2022 event. Later in the show, Bron Breakker also got a video package to discuss the match.
A former WWE Intercontinental Champion, Apollo Crews ditched his Nigerian Royalty persona from the main roster to return to NXT for a second stint in June this year. He has had feuds with Grayson Waller, Xyon Quinn and Roderick Strong since coming to the brand.
Bron Breakker is in his second stint at NXT Champion after winning it back from Dolph Ziggler at WWE RAW on April 4 this year. He first won the title at New Year’s Evil event in January before losing it in a triple threat match at NXT Roadblock to Ziggler. Breakker also unified the NXT Championship with NXT UK Championship at Worlds Collide 2022 event by defeating Tyler Bate.
NXT Deadline 2022 event will take place on December 10, 2022, at WWE Performance Center in Orlando, FL. Apart from the NXT title match, the Men and Women Iron Survivor Challenge Series matches are also announced for the shows.